Data Analyst

Collect, interpret and present data to make recommendations for businesses.
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What's it like to be a Data Analyst?

Data Analysts use specialist software tools to generate and analyze large-scale data for businesses, find relationships between figures, and discover the factors that influence business growth. Through this, they are able to help stakeholders make important business decisions. Their insights can be used to improve productivity, identify new trends and better cater for the needs of customers. Data Analysts work in a wide range of industries including information technology, marketing, finance and retail.

Tasks and duties

  • Providing data-driven solutions to company problems.
  • Synthesizing data into reports to communicate findings with clients.
  • Using software tools to gather and organize data.
  • Developing and updating data collection systems.
  • Liaising with data scientists and business analysts to interpret data.
How to become a Data Analyst
To become a Data Analyst, you usually need a bachelor degree, technical knowledge of analytics software and experience in interpreting data.
  1. Complete a bachelor degree in statistics, computer science, IT or a related field.
  2. Secure an internship in an IT or data analytics team to gain on-the-job experience.
  3. Consider getting a certification in data science or data analytics to learn specialized skills and increase your prospects of employment.
  4. Consider further study such as a masters degree in data science to increase your expertise and open pathways to senior roles.

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Skills and experience employers are looking for

Having the right skills and experience can make you an in-demand applicant. Data Analyst employers on JobStreet are looking for job seekers with expertise in the following areas.
Microsoft Power Business Intelligence
Python Programming
Data Visualisation
Microsoft Excel
Computer Science
Analytical Thinking
Data Science
Data Mining
Communication Skills
SQL Queries
Information Technology
Problem Solving
Time Management
Critical Thinking
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